OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital receives approval

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LOUISVILLE, Ky & PEORIA (WEEK) — Kindred Healthcare, LLC and OSF Healthcare have received state regulator approval to jointly own the Greater Peoria Speciality Hospital — now known as the OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital, in Peoria.

The approval was granted in August by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, according to a joint release.

The revamped hospital will include 18 long-term acute care (LTAC) beds and a 29-bed acute rehabilitation unit.

The LTAC portion of the hospital will continue to deliver care for the most difficult-to-treat, critically ill and medically complex patients – such as patients with respiratory failure, septicemia, traumatic injuries, wounds or other severe illnesses complicated by multiple chronic conditions, including post-COVID recovery.

The rehabilitation unit will help adults who have experienced a loss of function or disability due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic surgery and other conditions. It will feature all private rooms and provide intense, interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapies and medical care to improve functional independence and help the patient return home, the release said.

“We are pleased to have obtained this approval, and excited to continue our progress in partnership with Kindred as we ready the facility to provide outstanding care to our community” said Bob Anderson, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center.

“We are excited to work with OSF HealthCare in this innovative partnership that will renovate our existing hospital into a dual-purpose facility to better serve the Peoria community,” said Mike Warrington, President of Kindred’s Hospital Division. “Replacing some of our LTAC beds with acute rehabilitation beds and a state-of-the-art therapy gym creates a combination of services that optimize this hospital’s offerings to more appropriately meet the local demand for post-acute healthcare services.”

While LTAC services will continue to be provided during the hospital’s transition, Kindred and OSF HealthCare expect to begin offering the combination of LTAC and rehabilitation services by September 1, 2022, following the completion of renovations to the facility at 500 W Romeo B Garrett Ave. in Peoria.

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